<VV> engine names-no corvair

Tony Underwood tony.underwood at cox.net
Sat Jul 17 01:23:03 EDT 2010

At 02:34 PM 7/16/2010, BBRT wrote:
>Mouse, Nailhead, Rat, Panhead, Shovelhead, Knucklehead, Rocket, Jimmy,
>Stovebolt, Boxer, Pancake, Iron Duke, Flathead, Red Head, ...?
>The modern ones all seem to be letters and numbers  - alphanumeric...
>Chuck S

Dodge "Red-Ram", Desoto "Firedome", Chrysler "Firepower"... all early 
Hemi engines.

"Tri-Power", in '60s Pontiacs, 389s and 421s, and "Ram-Air-IV" 400s 
in certain later Pontiacs.

Nobody mentioned the "Ironingboard-8" (Pontiac flathead straight-eight).

Chrysler RB engines in the '59-'64 300 letter cars were "Cross-Rams".

440 Mopars with 3x2bbl carbs were "Six-Paks", also the 340 T/A engines.

The special hi-perf 413 and 426 RB engines (aka Max-Wedge) were 
identified as "Stage" engines- "Stage-I", "Stage-II", and "Stage-III".

There's the "Slant-Six"... aka "/6" in Mopar lingo.

"Boss-302", "Boss-351", and Boss-429 (aka "Porcupine") in Boss 
Mustangs and Cougar Eliminators.

"Advanced-Thrust" in '62 Buicks.

1963 Chevrolet 427 prototype, known as the "Mystery".

1965 Ford 425 "Side-oiler", often misidentified as a 427.

...I'll think of more after I post this.


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